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Harberton Folk Circular - ???day ?? November 2019

Part One below - A full listing for the coming month
Part Two - Other stuff
The full open-ended Southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - November 2019
The full and varied November music and events programme for the Bicton Inn is available now at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Storytelling events in East Devon for ages 8 - 108 years old
Jenny Moon will be telling stories from her new book 'Folk Tales of Rock at Stone' and signing any copies that people might want to buy at Sidmouth Library (Wednesday 13 November, 3.45pm), Budleigh Library (Saturday 23 November 11am), Exmouth Library (Monday 25 November 4pm), Colyton Library (Tuesday 3 December 1pm) Seaton Library (Wednesday 11 December 2.30pm ).

All information is given in good faith but no responsibility can be accepted for its accuracy. Do check with the organiser before setting out on a long journey. A listing here does not guarantee that tickets are still available.
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Harberton Folk Circular - Wednesday 30 October 2019

Part One - (to ring the changes again) Other stuff
Part Two - A full listing for the coming 5 weeks or so
The full open-ended Southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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New Advance Diary dates
While trawling my various sources for concerts of interest well into the future, my latest researches have yielded the following (full details in the Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk):
NEW Monday 24 February 2020 7.30pm - The Fureys - Tavistock Wharf
NEW Friday 28 February 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - The Watermark, Ivybridge
NEW Saturday
29 February 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
NEW Friday 3 April 2020 8.30pm - The Trials of Cato - Calstock Arts (BBC Folk Awards 2019 Best Album Winners)
NEW Sunday 17 May 2020 7.30pm - Julie July Band: The Fotheringay Tour 2020 - Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
NEW Sunday 31 May 2020 8pm - Lau Unplugged -
Calstock Arts
NEW Friday 18 September 2020 7.30pm - Steve Knightley -
Pavilions Teignmouth
and this one caught my eye as a few balcony seats are still available and some folks like Jan and I don't do standing gigs any more:
NEW Thursday 7 May 2020 - The Red Hot Chilli Pipers - Exeter Phoenix
Standing, but a few balcony seats are still available. There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet..ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning. The bands achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop Anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Session news
Copper Penny Inn, Chipshop, Tavistock

The Copper Penny sessions in November and December are cancelled due to holidays and Christmas. Normal service will resume on 28 January. The Boot Inn sessions are unaffected. www.mikeandtillymusic.co.uk.
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
NEW ADDITION
Awliscombe (nr. Honiton): The Honiton Inn EX14 3PJ (01404 46161) Last Friday of each month. Open Mic Night.

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Sold out Wednesday 13 November 2019 8pm - Oysterband & June Tabor - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
'Fire and Fleet' Tour. Call 01392 665938 on join the waiting list. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Thursday 14 November 2019 8.30pm - Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Combining storytelling, folklore and exquisite vocal harmonies, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall fuse their spell-binding sounds to create this new duo. Their songs follow themes of love and loss; dreams and reflections and struggle and triumph against all odds. Taking inspiration from history, mythology and personal experience, Julu and Heg create evocative songs with a deeply moving and pure sound. £2. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

UPDATED Date correction Friday 15 November 2019 7.30pm - Julu and Heg - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
A Whitehouse Session.
After less than a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Based in South West England, their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, follow themes of love and loss; dreams and reflections and struggle and triumph against all odds. Alongside their captivating original folk music, the duo create unique arrangements of traditional songs, often changing the endings to songs where the female characters are less fortunate, allowing the poor heart-broken maids to rise into triumphant heroes. The pair perform their songs with humour and charisma, showcasing their accomplished musicianship and fine artistry. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/480403.

NEW Friday 15 November 2019 7.30pm - The Black Feathers - Talaton Parish Hall, Talaton, nr Whimple EX5 2RF
The Black Feathers are Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, whose perfectly paired voices intertwine effortlessly to create a genre defying sound. Combining elements of folk, roots, Americana, and southern rock, the duo have been touring all over the world, winning over new fans of all ages everywhere they go. Full details www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Friday 15 November 2019 8pm - Elkie Brooks - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound. It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Friday 15 November 2019 7.30pm - Chris Cleverley - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Chris Cleverley constantly innovates and re-imagines his unique interpretation of 21st Century Alt-folk music. Autumn 2019 sees Chris hit the road armed with a brand-new album. With a visceral lyrical style, inspired by the American Greats Elliott Smith and Paul Simon, Chris shines a light on diverse, arresting themes from deteriorating anxious minds, via damaging gender constructs, to mystical tales of the occult. Possessing a guitar fingerstyle steeped in the lore of the UK Folk Revival, the essence of John Martyn and Nic Jones pulses through his veins. Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 November 2019 - Rejig - Lustleigh Village Hall
Highly danceable trad tunes and songs from Scotland and Ireland. Featuring Tony Bayliss: cittern, vocals - Louis Bingham: tenor banjo, mandolin - Carl Allerfeldt: fiddle - Pete Bingham: bass guitar - Simon Crowe: drums. https://soundcloud.com/louisbingham. Tickets £8 adv, £10 door, U16 £5. Available from The Dairy, Lustleigh, and from Moretonhampstead Information Centre. Contact: 07876 788988. Doors 7.45pm.

NEW Saturday 16 November 2019 7.30pm - The Lost Sound Chorus - Heart of Devon, Crediton Congregational Church EX17 3LB
The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir sing traditional songs with contemporary arrangements in a unique style that has audiences captivated. Their partnership with Show of Hands has taken them to Exeter Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall and more recently headlining the St Ives Festival. ‘The gang are the real deal. If you are into choral singing they are an exciting and innovative bunch and their leader Sandra has a contemporary approach which makes people sit up and listen’. Geoff Lakeman. Licensed bar. Tickets £8.50 adv, £10 door, online www.wegottickets.com/event/481455, or Olivia James, High Street, Crediton or call 01363 82379.

Saturday 16 November 2019 8pm - Keating, Dyer & Davey - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Join Will Keating and Davey & Dyer for a special evening of Cornish Folk and other fine music to remember. Will is a member of popular Cornish male vocal group The Oggymen and in 2016, took the decision to also try his luck at gigging alone with acoustic guitar and stomp box. Davey & Dyer are two of the leading proponents of Cornish traditional Celtic music and former members of the internationally acclaimed Cornish band Dalla. As a duo they continue to delight and inspire audiences at concerts, festivals, dance nights and feasts. Expect to be taken on a Cornish Celtic ride with bouzouki, fiddle and viola!
Full details, bookings etc. www.crbo.co.uk/event/keating-dyer-davey/18490. www.calstockarts.org.

Saturday 16 November 2019 7.45pm - Acoustic Strawbs - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs. Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Saturday 16 November 2019 7.30-9.30pm - Barn Dance/Ceilidh with The Classic Ceilidh Band - Chaddlewood Farm Community Centre, 80 Glen Road, Plympton PL7 2XS
Come along with a group of friends for a lot of fun and laughter and a bit of exercise while dancing. Adult £7, U12 £2, includes a pasty. Contact Janet: (text) 07742 983311; 01752 342373; email janet[at]copperjob.com. Or pay on door. BYO drinks. Other light refreshments will be on offer. A Plympton Team Ministry Registered Charity Fund Raiser for St Maurice Church.

Saturday 16 November 2019 7.30pm - TwoManTing - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
TwoManTing was formed in 2004 when Sierra Leonean drummer Jah-man Aggrey, and guitarist Jon Lewis were playing together as part of dance band, Le Cod Afrique, at venues such as Montreux Jazz Festival and WOMAD. The duo immediately became a hit on the UK festival circuit with their brand of bouncy “Sunshine Afro-roots”. Using guitar, live loops and percussion the duo creates a highly danceable full band sound and their reputation has earned them recent support slots with the likes of Tinariwen, The Oyster Band, Edward 2 and Dub Colossus. www.twomanting.co.uk. Full details, tickets etc. www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Saturday 16 November 2019 8.30pm - Son Yambu - Village Hall, Ley Close, Liverton, Newton Abbot TQ12 6HW
Doors 7pm, dance class 7.30pm, band 8.30pm. Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. The root of all salsa music, Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms. Son Yambu feature a new generation of mainly Cuban musicians who are passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map. £12 adult, £10 U18. Full details www.livertonvillagehall.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 16 November 2019 8pm - Bicton Street Blues - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Former Laughing Gravy and Fourbeats frontman Dave Gwilliam joins forces with multi-instrumentalist Olly Davey to create their own unique take on blues and country. With Chris Billings and Steve Ewart: Members of a variety of line-ups, two hugely versatile and talented musicians bring more multiinstrumental wizardry to American roots and traditional music and song. Plus special guest Andy Mills. Tickets £5 from the pub or 01395 271780.

Monday 18 November 2019 7pm - Julie Felix - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
We are absolutely delighted that Julie is returning to The Brook again this year - it's becoming an annual event now! Julie is an absolute folk legend who has hosted her own TV show and appeared at venues around the world. She's performed with a huge list of the great and the good of the music world and has a host of stories to share. An Evening With Julie Felix costs £20 each and includes a two course meal prior to the performance. (Trip to the zoo not included!!). www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events.
www.brookinnplympton.co.uk. Tel. 01752 297604 for further details.

Tuesday 19 November 2019 - Moya Brennan - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The Voice of Clannad.
Following successful tours in the last two years, Moya Brennan, with her band, returns to the UK in Autumn 2019, bringing the distinctive wild Atlantic atmosphere of Northwest Ireland to her unique voice and sound. Moya draws audiences into her world of rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony; a journey where spells of rousing Irish tunes give way to moments of exquisite, fragile stillness. With Clannad and in her solo shows, Moya has delivered pioneering Celtic harmonies and music rooted in her Irish heritage and inspired by the powerful elements of ocean, mountains and endless skies that surrounded her growing up in her native Donegal. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Wednesday 20 November 2019 7.30pm - Gigspanner Big Band - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA (map)
The Big Band, comprising the Gigspanner trio led by Peter Knight with Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, now has a new sixth member - melodeon supremo John Spiers, whose duo performances with Peter Knight have met with enthusiastic acclaim from audiences. £19. Box office 01803 415987 10-12 Mon-Sat. www.brixhamtheatre.uk, also online booking.

Thursday 21 November 2019 - Wildwood Kin - Lemon Grove, Exeter University, St German's Road, Exeter EX4 6TG (map)
Standing. Wildwood Kin are a family trio whose sound is characterised by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings, delved deeply into other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments, and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies. Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney, all sing, swapping leads and joining on harmonies. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Thursday 21 November 2019 8.30pm - Mark J Lee - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Devon born songwriter and performing musician. Steeped in traditional country and old time sensibilities. Resonant, raw tenor vocals and Appalachian Folk and Country style guitar over sparsely arranged around cinematic, haunting yet humorous lyrics. £2. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Friday 22 November 2019 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ
Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Harbottle & Jonas sing about family, villages swept into the sea, polar expeditions, historical characters and peculiar narratives. Their music is original and unique. It is performed with integrity and on instruments that include the concertina, harmonium, banjo, stompbox, and acoustic guitar. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

NEW Friday 22 November 2019 8pm - Chris Wood - Globe Hotel, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR (map)
In a world of soundbites and distractions Chris Wood is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Winner of six BBC Folk Awards, he’s played with The Royal Shakespeare Company and was a key member of The Imagined Village along with Billy Bragg and Martin Carthy. A wise and soulful craftsman, his concerts are a cliche free zone. Tickets are available at The Topsham Bookshop, 27 Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HD tel. 01392 877895 and are now also available online at seetickets.com.

Friday 22 November 2019 9pm - Tom Moore & Archie Moss - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Widely regarded as two of the best players, innovators and performers in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as duo. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Friday 22 November 2019 7.30pm - Twelfth Day - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Join Twelfth Day and their band as they take you on a journey through their unique, genre-bending music. With violin, harp and two voices, as well as their band of double bass and drums they use elements of folk, jazz, pop and classical to create something entirely individual.
www.wegottickets.com/event/487040.

Saturday 23 November 2019 - Autumn Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman - Blackawton Village Hall, Vicarage Road, nr Totnes TQ9 7AY
Doors and bar 7.15pm. Music 8-11pm with a short interval. Tickets £10 adult, £5 U16, from Blackawton Community Shop, phone 01803 712159 (George Inn) or email villagehall@blackawtoncommunity.com.

Sunday 24 November 2019 8pm - Lady Maisery - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative music, Lady Maisery shines brightly.With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, multi-instrumentalists and singers Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Hazel, Hannah and Rowan are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. “Some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene – an impressive blend of ease and sophistication”. The Guardian.
Full details, samples etc. www.calstockarts.org.

Sunday 24 November 2019 - The Little Unsaid - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
The Little Unsaid have a rigorous work ethic and a genre-spanning approach to song-writing that embraces elements of electronica, folk, jazz and alt-rock. Their live shows are highly emotive unique experiences, a world class band not to be missed. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Wednesday 27 November 2019 7.30pm - The Little Unsaid - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
The Little Unsaid spent 2017/2018 travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as “a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.” Full details, tickets etc. www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts.

Thursday 28 November 2019 8pm - Free Concert - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ (map)
details tba www.shamstrad.co.uk.

Thursday 28 November 2019 8.30pm - Will McNicol - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Having picked up his first guitar at the age of six, Will has gone on to become Guitarist Magazine’s UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (2011) and one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 30 Great Guitarists Under 30 from around the world (2014). £8. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

Friday 29 November 2019 7.30pm - The Hut People - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of the best loved and entertaining acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

Friday 29 November 2019 8pm - Holy Moly & The Crackers - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Riotous party music that has drawn comparisons to The Gossip, Arctic Monkeys, the B52s & Gogol Bordello. Aphenomenal gypsy, folk, beautiful, bonkers band, with just the most infectious feel good vibe. £10 adv, £12 door.
Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Friday 29 November 2019 7.30pm - Sound of the Sirens - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Westcountry folk-rock duo Sound of the Sirens aka Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood have recently released a brand new album which continues to showcase an evident gift for crafting unique, vivid and enduring melodies with 15 catchy and heartfelt self-penned songs and voices harmonising beautifully throughout the album. Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and real conviction. Support: Sadie Horler.  Tickets and info 01803 875527. www.wegottickets.com/worldunlimited. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 30 November 2019 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Bigbury Memorial Hall, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ
Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies. Harbottle & Jonas sing about family, villages swept into the sea, polar expeditions, historical characters and peculiar narratives. Their music is original and unique. It is performed with integrity and on instruments that include the concertina, harmonium, banjo, stompbox, and acoustic guitar. Details www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

Saturday 30 November 2019 8pm - The Lost Sound Chorus - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Described as ‘a compelling and powerful folk choir’ at Sidmouth Folk Festival, The Lost Sound Chorus is building a strong reputation for exciting songs and performances in Devon – and now Cornwall! They’ve supported Show Of Hands at this year’s St Ives Festival and are lined up for more dates with them in 2020. This 35 strong choir chooses songs from the unaccompanied singing traditions, finding beautifully crafted arrangements of traditional songs, as well as original works from inspiring new composers. From majestic Medieval through a spectacular choral Blues to tender Scottish lilts and Georgian calling songs, it is an arresting and hearty winter programme.
Full details, samples etc. www.calstockarts.org.

Saturday 30 November 2019 8pm - Exeter Ceilidh: with Flash Co - Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
Caller:
Pete Langley. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free). Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net.

Saturday 30 November 2019 8pm - Sheelanagig - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
Delivering intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style, the band who formed in early 2005 had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances. This group of incredible players force you to dance your socks off and have a great time. £14 adv, £16 door. Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Sunday 1 December 2019 7.30pm - Johnny Coppin ‘All on a Winter’s Night’ - Tedburn St Mary Methodist Church, School Lane, Exeter EX6 6AA
Carols, songs and stories with Johnny Coppin, accompanied by Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury.
‘Unquestionably at the top of his game’ Acoustic Magazine. Information from Pete Privett on 07837 532704 or tsmtickets@btinternet.com. Tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/484603.

¾ sold already NEW Thursday 5 December 2019 8pm - St. Agnes Fountain - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map)
The band's 18th Christmas tour. Since their first recording of the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, founder member David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and BBC Folk Awards Best Duo 2009, Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season. They have now released twelve treasured albums; eight studio albums and two live CDs as well as a couple of ‘Best Of’ albums, but it is, without question their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience. Full details, bookings etc.
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk. Tel. 01752 892220.

NEW Friday 6 December 2019 - A Causley Christmas - The Heart of Devon, Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton EX17 6HU (map)
Join Jim Causley in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known carols from the West Country and around the British Isles. Jim takes you for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! 'A natural gift for entertainment’ The Guardian. Tickets £10. Booking essential. available online www.wegottickets.com/event/485369 or call 01363 82379. www.theheartofdevon.co.uk

NEW Friday 6 December 2019 8pm - Tom Moore & Archie Moss - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Widely regarded as two of the best players, innovators and performers in traditional folk amongst a gifted generation, Archie (accordion) and Tom’s (fiddle) finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Whilst borrowing from English and other European traditional dance music, Moore and Moss have their heads firmly in the present, understanding the values of contemporary music. The distinct pulse, energy and group intuition of traditional music haunts their playing as they continue to push the creative boundaries for English instrumental music; listening and responding to the world around them as much as their musical ancestors. Full details, samples etc. www.calstockarts.org.

Both evening shows have sold out - a Saturday afternoon 2.30pm matinee has been added
Friday 6 / Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Last 2 nights of the autumn ' Now We Are Four' tour. Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. www.showofhands.co.uk. Tickets www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion/book-now/show-of-hands-now-we-are-four.

NEW Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - 3 Daft Monkeys - Village Hall, Buckland-in-the-Moor TQ13 7HP (map)
Bringing vibrant and sparkling new songs from their recently released album Year of the Clown, festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys perform a brand new set of their quirky, original and upbeat fiddle-driven tunes. Now with a 4 piece line up, the band is taking their famously dynamic live show to new danceable dizzy heights. With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. Call 01364 653525 or book online at www.villagesinaction.co.uk.

UPDATED Tickets selling rapidly Saturday 7 December 2019 8pm - Seth Lakeman - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Having spent the summer continuing his tour with Robert Plant and playing a number of festivals with his band Seth is now embarking on a solo tour and choosing to play these shows in intimate art centres in towns that he has not visited for a long time. We are delighted to welcome him to the Beehive with this solo show.
Special guest: Cornish singer/songwriter Winter Mountain. Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - The Travelling People - St. Clement's Church, Church Road, Dartmouth. TQ6 9SN
Folk trio from the Derby area who have been entertaining audiences in folk clubs, churches and cathedrals for nigh on 50 years, mainly in the Midlands, but have also performed in France, Ireland and the Isle of Man. But their ‘travelling’ days are over and their farewell tour will finish at the end of this year. So this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this very talented trio who perform a wide variety of music including three-part harmonies, ballads, chorus singing and monologues, on instruments including double bass, guitars, mandolin, ukulele and washboard. Their performances are liberally enhanced with comedy, anecdotes and the history of their songs. They provide entertainment that all the family can enjoy. Tickets £12.50 (includes a buffet supper). Call 01803 361370 or email: robert.boyle7@btinternet.com. BYO drinks.

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18/10/19

Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 18 October 2019

Part Two - One-liners for December
The full open-ended Southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

***** Part Two - One-liners for December *****

NEW Sunday 1 December 2019 7.30pm - Johnny Coppin ‘All on a Winter’s Night’ - Tedburn St Mary Methodist Church, School Lane, Exeter
NEW Thursday 5 December 2019 8pm - St. Agnes Fountain - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge
NEW Friday 6 December 2019 - Jim Causley: A Causley Christmas - Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton
NEW Friday 6 December 2019 8pm - Tom Moore & Archie Moss - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock
Friday 6 / Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth
Both evening shows have sold out - a Saturday afternoon 2.30pm matinee has been added
NEW Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - The Travelling People - St. Clement's Church, Church Road, Dartmouth
NEW Monday 9 December 2019 8pm - Steeleye Span - Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter
NEW Tuesday 10 December 2019 8pm - Haunt the Woods - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth
NEW Saturday 14 December 2019 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard
NEW
Saturday 14 December 2019 7.30pm - Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments: The Longest Night - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes
NEW Sunday 15 December 2019 8pm - Knight and Spiers - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock
NEW Tuesday 17 December 2019 7.30pm - Reg Meuross - Dartington Great Hall, Totnes
NEW Wednesday 18 December 2019 8pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge
NEW Thursday 19 December 2019 8pm -
Mad Dog Mcrea - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton
NEW Sat/Sun 21/22 December 2019 8.30pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Tavistock Wharf
NEW Friday 27 December 2019 - Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh with Buttoned Up - South Brent Village Hall

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General items retained from previous circulars

The Mike Harding Folk Show
The former BBC folk show host presented a weekly show of his own online from 30 December 2012 to 22 October 2017 (over 250 programmes), and since then has presented further roughly monthly shows which still continue. All 270+ shows are available as podcasts at www.mikehardingfolkshow.com.

What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - October 2019
The full and varied October music and events programme for the Bicton Inn will shortly be available at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Always a great programme of guests at Tom & Barbara Brown's 'Shammick Acoustic' in Combe Martin (N Devon), they have a special day on Sat 14th December when harmony quartet Narthen - Jim Causley, Barry Coope, Fi Fraser & Jo Freya - are doing an afternoon workshop on Traditional Carols and then the evening concert. Jim Causley has recently taken over from Lester Simpson in the quartet after Lester decided to hang up his touring shoes to concentrate on local choral work.
Somerset & Dorset (SaDFolk) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
SaDFolk always includes full details of upcoming events, workshops and courses at Halsway Manor in Somerset which is owned by the Halsway Manor Society who operate the manor as a national centre for the folk arts, the only residential folk centre in the UK.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed county-wide Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

Coming up at Exeter Corn Exchange
Full details for all events below at www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on
Thursday 13 February 2020 7.30pm - Fairport Convention
Wednesday 26 February 2020 8pm - The Fureys
Monday 6 April 2020 7.30pm - Feast of Fiddles
Monday 4 May 2020 8pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Coming up at Calstock Arts - The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Full details for all events below at www.calstockarts.org.
Friday 6 December - Tom Moore & Archie Moss
Sunday 15 December: Peter Knight & John Spiers
Friday 24 January 2020 - Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch
and coming later (tbc):
Saturday 29 February 2020 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Sunday 1 March 2020 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Friday 20 March 2020 - Chris Wood

Coming up at Ashburton Arts Centre (West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT)
A community owned multi-genre venue run entirely by volunteers: www.ashburtonarts.org.uk

Wednesday 23 October - Boo Hewerdine (a Whitehouse Session)
Monday 11 November -
Julu and Heg (a Whitehouse Session)
Saturday 16 November -
TwoManTing
Wednesday 27 November -
The Little Unsaid

Coming up at: Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Box office 01404 384050. Full details www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.
Saturday 28 September - Clive Carroll
Friday 11 October - Coco & The Butterfields
Thursday 17 October - Albert Lee & His Band
Friday 25 October - Track Dogs
Sold out Wednesday 30 October - Show of Hands ' Now We Are Four' tour
Saturday 16 November - Acoustic Strawbs
Friday 29 November - Holy Moly & The Crackers
Thursday 19 December -
Mad Dog Mcrea

Coming up at Kingskerswell
(World Unlimited concerts at
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD)
Graham Radley says "We're really pleased to announce details of our Autumn & Winter programme, celebrating 30 years of World Unlimited - promoting the best music from around the world to audiences nationally for 30 years and to audiences in Devon for 5 years. We are very proud to celebrate World Unlimited's special anniversary with a stunning line-up for Autumn and Winter 2019 with something for everyone:"
(all genres summarised below; see www.worldunlimited.co.uk for full details)
September:
6th Super Cumbia y la Liga - direct from Argentina, a crazy mix of Latin grooves and Super Heroes
13th Gordon Giltrap - Innovative guitarist back on the road
14th Awale - The soul of Senegal
20th Saskia Griffiths-Moore Touring her new album recently recorded at Abbey Road
29th Murray A.Lightburn - revered lead singer of 'The Dears'
October:
1st Damien O'Kane & Ron Block - incredible talent on banjos.... 2 world class artists
6th Namvula - Zambian Folk meets Scottish roots
7th De Temps Antan - A special blend of musical flair from Quebec
11th Urban Folk Quartet - high ernergy, genre defying, acoustic music
18th Gordon Haskell - how wonderful he is!
22nd Budapest Cafe Orchestra - gypsy & folk music from around the world
25th Mike Peters presents 'The Alarm' - 30th anniversary tour - sorry,Sold out
27th Marry Waterson & Emily Barker - English folk royalty meets Australian soul in this exciting new collaboration
November:
3rd Winter Mountain - brilliant Americana singer/songwriter
4th Ben Ottewell - the genial giant from Gomez
15th Chris Cleverly - hitting the road with a brand new album
16th Samia Malik - performing in Urdu and English with special guest tabla player, Sukhdeep Dhanjal
17th Josienne Clarke - exquisite singer songwriter with a rare gift for poetic melancholy.
23rd Never the Bride - 'the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin' - Roger Daltrey
24th Steve Pledger - award winning artist with a reputation as a dynamic performer
29th Sound of the Sirens - Powerful, Westcountry folk/rock duo who craft unique, vivid and enduring melodies
30th Chordettes - one of Devon’s most popular and long-standing ladies’ choirs, singing 4-Part Close Harmony
December:
7th Glorious Chorus - Annual outing to Kingskerswell for this amazing choir
14th Knight and Spiers -Stalwarts of the folk scene

News from the 'Folk on the Moor' Club (Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE)
This coming Saturday 10 August FotM will be hosting the folk club 5-7pm, at Dartmoor Folk Festival in South Zeal, so if you're attending the festival do come along to St Mary's Church in the village at 5 o'clock and join us for a few songs. www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk.
Folk on the Moor will restart on Sunday 1 September and the full autumn programme of guest artistes can now be found on www.moorfolk.co.uk.
Sunday 1 September - Greg Russell
Sunday 15 September - John Ward Trio
Sunday 29 September - Damien Barber & Mike Wilson
Sunday 13 October - Luke Jackson
Sunday 3 November - Sarah McQuaid
Sunday 10 November - Daoiri Farrell
As usual just email to reserve seats for any upcoming concerts. The club meets every week, with open nights @ £1 on non-guest nights. Take out / renew club membership to take advantage of reduced ticket prices.

Coming later at The Watermark in Ivybridge
(early booking advised for these shows which will undoubtedly sell out at The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map))
Thursday 10 October - Fairport Convention
Thursday 5 December - St. Agnes Fountain
Wednesday 18 December - Mad Dog Mcrea
See
www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk for full details, bookings etc.

Coming later at Calstock Arts - The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Tickets for some of these events may not be available yet. www.calstockarts.org.
Sunday 22 September - Midnight Skyracer
Friday
13 September - India Electric Co.
Friday 11 October - The Rheingans Sisters
Friday 8 November - Clive Carroll
Saturday 16 November - Keating, Dyer & Davey
Sunday 24 November - Lady Maisery
Saturday 30 November - Lost Sound Chorus
Sunday 15 December - Peter Knight & John Spiers

Twiggs Gigs Autumn 2019 Programme - Exeter
Tuesday 22 October - Willy Porter - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
Saturday 9 November - Joseph Parsons - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Thursday 14 November -
Martyn Joseph - Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
For details see https://twiggsgigs.wordpress.com. www.facebook.com/twiggsgigs

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Autumn Course - Ensemble Playing in Folk and Traditional Music - Totnes
Wednesday evenings 6.15-7.15pm - September 18th & 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
A 10-week course, led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham of Tunelink South West, designed to bring together musicians with an interest in traditional folk music who wish to meet other players and improve their ensemble playing skills. Suitable for players of all acoustic instruments, including percussionists and multi-instrumentalists. Please email the course leaders with any enquiries, and we will be happy to provide more information on the course content. When getting in touch please let us know your chosen instrument(s) and some detail of your musical background and interests.
Course fee: £80 payable in advance. The running of this course is contingent on sufficient subscriptions. Venue: The Mansion (Pulse building behind Totnes Library), Totnes TQ9 5RP. Contact tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com, 01803 864286, www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW.

What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - August 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Bradninch Folk Club News
BRADFOLK, the informal gathering of musicians and singers will continue on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the function room at the White Lion from 8pm. It is free for performers and audience and we never really know what will happen, but it is an opportunity to meet, play and discuss music.
Guest Nights at the Bradninch Folk Club are on the Move
The Guest Nights at the Bradninch Folk Club will start again on 17 September at a new venue, the Guildhall (Fore Street, EX5 4NN). This is because the function room at the Castle with its amazing acoustics is being redeveloped. The club is grateful to all the landlords of the Castle who over the years have provided free accommodation and support. The club as always is working on providing the best performance experience for our audience in September. The room is a larger space on the ground floor which we will lay out to preserve the intimate performance space which is essential for the close relationship which exists between audience and performer but also the room has potential for increasing the audience size and accommodating larger acts. The Guildhall is accessible for disabled persons and it is hoped that this fact and other features of the venue will make it a comfortable space for the audience and performers.

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A quick note on what gets listed below (and in the Diary on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk):
The listings are of course primarily intended for 'folk' events; they will occasionally include Americana, blues and other genres, particularly if the event organisers have taken the trouble to send me material. Be assured though, they will never include tribute bands! (excellent though many of these are) These e-circulars usually cover the full Diary for the coming 4 to 5 weeks, while the website Diary is completely open-ended and currently includes events through to the end of June 2020.

Session news
Wednesday 26 June 2019 8pm - Below The Blackdowns Traditional Irish session - Honiton Inn, Awliscombe

If you like traditional Irish music or play a traditional instrument and know some Irish tunes please come and join in the fun! A regular monthly session on the 4th Wednesday - but no sessions July/August.

Coming up at: Beehive Arts Centre, Honiton
Friday 7 June 8pm - Edgelarks
Saturday 28 September 7.30pm - Clive Carroll
Wednesday 30 October 7.30pm - Show of Hands ' Now We Are Four' tour
Saturday 16 November 7.45pm - Acoustic Strawbs
Thursday 19 December 8pm -
Mad Dog Mcrea
Box office 01404 384050. Full details, tickets etc. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Coming up at: Exeter Corn Exchange
Thursday 27 June 8pm - The Blues Band
Wednesday 13 November 8pm - Oysterband & June Tabor
Friday 15 November 8pm - Elkie Brooks
Monday 9 December 2019 8pm - Steeleye Span
Wednesday 26 February 2020 8pm - The Fureys
Monday 4 May 2020 8pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story
See www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

Coming up at: Exeter Phoenix
Sunday 8 September - Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita: Sacred Earth
Friday 13 September -
Afro Celt Sound System
Friday 18 October -
Al Stewart
Thursday 24 October -
The Eskies
Monday 28 October -
Grace Petrie
Sunday 3 November -
Paul Simon's Graceland
Tuesday 19 November -
Moya Brennan
Thursday 21 November -
Wildwood Kin (at Lemon Grove, Exeter University)
See www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music for full details.

Attention Ceilidh-goers:
How's this for advance planning by 'Exeter Ceilidhs' - a full programme of events for the 2019/2020 season. All the individual dates will appear on the Diary and Ceilidhs pages on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk:
Sat 28-Sep-19 Pigs Might Fly Rosie Baines
Sat 26-Oct-19 Spinach for Norman Pam Hayes
Sat 30-Nov-19 Flash Co Pete Langley
Sat 25-Jan-20 Dartmoor Pixie Band Sarah Bazeley
Sat 29-Feb-20 Home Brew Simon Maplesden
Sat 28-Mar-20 Chris Toyne's Big Band Sarah Clough
Sat 25-Apr-20 Mischief and Mayhem Gill Spence
Sat 30-May-20 Stick the Fiddle Jeremy Child
Sat 27-Jun-20 Amber Fire Chris Jewell

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - June 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Frequency of these emails
I used to try to get these emails out once a week, but now they seem to be every 10-14 days. Perhaps that's not a bad thing - reducing the information overload - but it does mean that contributors need to give me as much notice as possible to hopefully ensure that their items can be included in good time. JC

Changing your subscription details:
If you change your email, or decide that you don't want to get these messages any longer, please scroll right to the bottom of any Harberton Folk e-circular where you will find links to the Mailchimp system which will enable you to make the appropriate changes.
[this exact wording borrowed from a recent SaDFolk email (Somerset and Dorset Folk) - see Part Two below]

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SaDFolk) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed county-wide Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

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Show of Hands 'Now We Are Four' Autumn Tour Dates Announced
The first and last two tour dates fall within our coverage area!
NEW Wednesday 30 October 2019 7.30pm - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
NEW Friday 6 / Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. There are no support acts on this tour, and instead during the opening set each musician will introduce themselves and play in six unique duo combinations where literally anything could happen! This will be an evening spent immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time, and is not to be missed. Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”. The album and tour promise infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before. www.showofhands.co.uk.

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - May 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

***** Part Two - Important Admin note: Email delivery problems *****

I've had problems sending the previous two circulars to 190+ addresses (mainly BTInternet, BTOpenworld, Yahoo, Sky, AOL, plus a few others, all of which use the Yahoo email platform). The circulars have been soft-bounced, i.e. rejected, on both recent occasion by most of those addresses "for policy reasons".
When the same address soft-bounces several circulars in succession, MailChimp (the system I use to send circulars) eventually hard-bounces that address, i.e. permanently removes it from the circulation and I, as Admin, cannot then reinstate that address, although the person in question can re-subscribe themself.
This has happened a couple of times over the last 12 months and I have no real idea why it happens, so it's very difficult trying to do anything about it. But this present circular is a trial inasmuch as it employs simpler formatting with less complex underlying code in the hope this may increase the acceptance rate.

In the interim I have been communicating directly with the 190+ about this problem and I would like to thank the large number of them who very helpfully responded to my last communication when I sent a copy of the latest missing circular as a PDF file attachment, apparently successfully, whereas an attempt to simply forward a copy of the original circular to a test group of 10 addresses failed.

Several people also mentioned that they had an alternative email address which could be used for receiving the circulars - and I would ask anyone in this position to please use the 'update subscription preferences' link at the very foot of any circular to update their email address in the MailChimp data base accordingly. Should you no longer be able to access any original circular, I can update your email address for you on request (but it's best if you do it yourself if possible).
If you change to a Gmail address, please note that my circulars may arrive in your Promotions inbox folder.

It remains to be seen whether the 190+ will actually receive this circular.

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What's On at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth - April 2019
The full and varied music and events programme for the Bicton Inn can be found at www.bictoninn.co.uk (and www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/bictoninn.htm).

Session news
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
Colyford (nr. Colyton): The White Hart Inn, Swan Hill Road EX24 6QF (Bob: 01297 553201; Kay: 01297 24870; info: woman.friday@yahoo.co.uk). Acoustic session: Second Tuesday of the month, 8pm. “Trad Irish and tunes mostly.” “We've put it on hold for now. Please would you delete the entry and I'll get back to you if we start it up again.” Liz

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Shape Note Singing - Monthly Singings - Methodist Church, East Street, Ipplepen TQ12 5SX
Shape note singing is an American Choral tradition of unaccompanied singing in four part harmony.  We will sing from The Sacred Harp which has been in continuous use since 1844, and a newly compiled collection called the Shenandoah Harmony which contains an extensive collection of early American hymns. We are not a traditional choir with no membership or performances. We sing for the joy of the experience rather than for the appraisal of an audience.
We are holding the singings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Next Singing: Tuesday 26 February 7-9pm. For more information email jeremyjamesdonaldson@gmail.com.

Irish Music in Totnes
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month: Traditional Irish music sessions in the library bar of The Totnes Brewing Co., 59a High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of the month, 8pm: Celtic/Irish session, with jigs and reels etc. at The
Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SP (map)

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What's coming at Otterton Mill (nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map))
Music indoors in the intimate setting of the upstairs restaurant, or outside under the stars in the courtyard during the summer. All tickets £15 (ticket price covers music only). Pre-booking required. Food served 6pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Please call the ticket line 01395 568521 to book. No details yet, but the following are listed on www.ottertonmill.com:
Thursday 21 March - Eddie Martin
Thursday 25 April - Steve Tilston
Thursday 2 May - Amber Cross
Thursday 9 May - Kirsty McGee
Friday 7 June - Jim Causley
Friday 28 June - Veronica Sbergia and Max de Bernardi
Thursday 11 July - Eve Selis
Thursday 25 July - Tipitina
Thursday 1 August - James and Black
Thursday 29 August - Roberts and Lakeman
Friday 4 October - Paul Lamb and Chad Strentz
More to follow...

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Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Calstock Arts was established in 2010 and is a not-for-profit arts venue. It is largely staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. Initially set up as a Community Interest Company we converted to Charity status in 2015. Our programme is varied and includes folk, jazz and classical music, dance, films, talks, comedy, workshops and exhibitions. Fully licensed bar. Full programme details: www.calstockarts.org. The current programme includes:
Thursday 7 March 2019 8pm - Leveret
Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Nick Harper: 58 Fordwych Road
Thursday 18 April 2019 8pm - The Askew Sisters
Friday 3 May 2019 8pm - Eliza Carthy & Martin Carthy
Friday 17 May 2019 8pm - The Little Unsaid

Re-launch of Acoustic Warehouse with new name & style for 2019:
Acoustic Warehouse – Music & Performance Club - Newton Abbot RFC, Rackerhayes, Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3SJ
Live music club every Monday 7.15-10.15pm, starting on 21st January Open Mic
For each month, the First & Third Mondays (or if there is a Fifth) will be an ‘Open mic’ format; the Second & Fourth Mondays will be ‘Unplugged’.
Example for April 2019: Mon 1st April Open Mic; Mon 8th April Unplugged; Mon 15th April Open Mic; Mon 22nd April Unplugged; Mon 29th April Open Mic
£2 entrance including raffle, raising money for Rowcroft Hospice.

Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

Spring/summer 2019: January: 30; February: 6, 13; March:: 6, 13, 20, 27; May: 1, 8, 15, 22; June: 5, 12, 19, 26
Evening workshops in traditional music and dance led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham. Please get in touch for more information. See www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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New contact details for Brixham Folk Club
1st Friday, 8pm, The Old Coaching Inn, 61 Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG. Singers and musicians welcome; the programme includes communal singing and a House Band. For information or queries, please contact Mark Harrod on mnharrod@yahoo.co.uk. [Mark is taking over the reigns from Anne & Steve Gill.]

South Brent - Pack Horse Inn
Following the recent closure of the Oak Inn, not the following at the Pack Horse Inn:
Mixed Folk Session on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month: - mainly a song session/‘sing around’ from around 8.30pm on the - Contact Eileen on 01364 73699 eileen.southbrentfolk@gmail.com.
Traditional Folk at the Pack: (formerly at The Oak) - Traditional music and song on the third Thursday of the month in the Tea Room from 8.00pm(ish). FFI Mick Bramich on 01364 649339.
(The future for other ‘Folk at the Oak’ sessions is being considered).

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Upcoming folk shows on Liskeard Radio
Eddie's Folk Music Show starts up again Sunday 25 Nov, 10pm till midnight, 87.7 FM and ONLINE, and then for the first three Sundays in December (2nd, 9th,16th). Please send us details of gigs, sessions, Xmas dos etc, and we'll give yous a shout out. OK? Happy listening! www.liskeardradio.com.

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Winter Concerts at the Crabshell, Kingsbridge
Four "free" concerts are planned in the Crabshell this winter, thanks to the landlord and staff for letting us have the room again. We are pleased to announce the line-up for the first concert on Thursday 22 November: Simon Barron and Acorn Shakers will be our guests; full details on www.shamstrad.co.uk. No need to book; but please be seated by 8pm. To get a good seat get in early! Future concerts will be on 24 January, 28 February and 28 March. Programmes are in the process of being sorted. If you would like to be part of a programme on any of these dates or would like to recommend someone you know, please let Paul know as soon as possible (contact details on website).

Ashburton Arts
Ashburton Arts recently celebrated the first anniversary of its purchase of the old Methodist Church. An extensive programme of arts events of many genres currently extending over the next 3 months is available to view at
www.ashburtonarts.org.uk/whats-on. Well worth a look through. Here just a few names and dates for starters: 6/10 Mevagissey Male Choir; 20/10 Moscow Drug Club; 16/11 Reg Meuross + Harbottle & Jonas; 24+25/11 Simon Mayor & Hilary James; Meridianum Ensemble. Ticket prices for some events are also tiered, depending on what you can afford.

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NEW Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

Spring/summer 2019: January: 30; February: 6, 13; March:: 6, 13, 20, 27; May: 1, 8, 15, 22; June: 5, 12, 19, 26
Evening workshops in traditional music and dance led by Gris Sanderson and Louis Bingham. Please get in touch for more information. See www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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1) Church House Inn, Churchstow, sessions run by John Connor start again on Thursday 6 September at 8pm, and thereafter on the first Thursday of each month until June 2019.
2) Dartington , Acoustic Folk Nights at Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinners Bridge. All musicians welcome, all styles; Songs; Tunes; start 8.30pm; Fridays: Sep 14th; Oct 12th; Nov 9th; Dec 7th. Facebook: meadowbrook dartington community centre.
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
3) Folly Gate (nr. Okehampton) The Crossways Inn EX20 3AH (Pub: 01837 52088; Dave: 07792 259338, http://www.drjams.co.uk/ )
Third Monday of the month, 9pm. Open mic / jam. “Sorry to say that the Crossways jam is no more. Unfortunately we struggled to get the locals out to support it but thank you to everyone who came and performed and I wish the Crossways all the best for the future.” Dave

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Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for July
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.
(Unfortunately this is the last monthly East Devon Gig Guide from Rachel, who says:)
"This is just to let you know that I will not be compiling and sending out any more gig guides for Exmouth. It has become increasingly difficult to get information directly from both the venues and the artists. I have really enjoyed putting it together and would like to say a special thank you to Ted (always first to reply to my email!), Martin, Alison, Geoff and others who have supported the effort and to the many music loving subscribers to the gig guide. We are very lucky to live in a place with so much wonderful live music. Long may it continue. Rachel"

Session news
Okehampton: Okey Folky, The Plume of Feathers, 8 Fore St. EX20 1HB (01837 52815, www.facebook.com/Okey-Folky-2052675631681435)
Last Sunday of the month, 8pm. Open folk session/club. “Everyone is welcome, singers, dancers, musicians.”

Session News
This is always a good opportunity to mention that an ideal source of information about sessions across southern Devon and further afield in the county is www.flaxey-green.co.uk (which also contains a wealth of other folk information).
Jurassic Folk, Seaton - A reminder that Jurassic Folk now only meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, (including August). There are still folk arriving on the 1st Wednesday, only to be disappointed. For any other information, call Adrian and Gerry on 01404 549903.

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[version sent on 8/6/18 to remainder of 270 contacts 'cleaned' by MailChimp, inviting re-subscription]
Once again this copy of yesterday's Harberton Folk email circular is being sent directly from my laptop (not via MailChimp, nor in MailChimp format this time) to those mostly btinternet / btopenworld / yahoo / aol / sky email addresses who were removed a while back from Harberton Folk's MailChimp database due to unknown circumstances and have not yet re-subscribed.
If you wish to continue receiving the regular circulars, please re-subscribe by going to www.harbertonfolk.co.uk where you’ll find a link to a short form to complete – and you’ll be back on the list.
Or simply reply to this email and ask me to re-subscribe you.
You can view Harberton Folk's GDPR-compliant Privacy Policy on the website.
Note that the e-circulars are now being sent from hfolk@johnculf.co.uk.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
At some point in the not too distant future I will no longer be able to continue sending these separate copies to you.
Best wishes
John Culf

[version sent to NON-GDPR segment on 8/6/18]
GDPR - Still time to update your preferences to continue receiving Harberton Folk Circulars - Please act now
The new GDPR data protection law came into force on May 25th.
I'm still hoping some more of the people who have not yet UPDATED THEIR PREFERENCES appropriately (see the link at the very foot of this circular) will do so to enable me to continue sending them the circulars. You will also find an 'unsubscribe' link there, should you need it.
The full list of 1350+ contacts is now effectively split into two parts, one containing the 955 contacts who have already updated, the other (to which this customised version of yesterday's circular is being sent) containing the remainder.
Alternatively, you can simply reply to this email and I can do the updates for you, if you tell me that is your wish.
New contacts can subscribe to the circulation at any time via a link provided on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation. John Culf

[version sent to GDPR CONSENT segment on 7/6/18]
Firstly, my thanks to the 955 contacts who have (thus far) confirmed their consent to continue receiving Harberton Folk emails. My list is now effectively divided into two parts, i.e. those who have, and those who have not (yet), re-confirmed. I'm now able to send separately to the two groups and will be sending further GDPR reminders (with the circular) to the latter group, and can assure everyone receiving this version of today's that this is the last time I will mention GDPR! Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation. John Culf

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Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 25 May 2018
If you would like to continue receiving Harberton Folk email circulars...
...you must confirm your consent to do so - or your contact details will soon be removed from the circulation
!
I know many of you will be fed up of receiving emails about
GDPR - but today May 25th is the day the new law comes into force.
To date, barely half of my 1300+ contacts have signed up for continued circulars and I am sure there are many more who wish to remain on the list but just haven't got round to taking the appropriate action yet.
Even if you don't read any more of this circular, jump to the "Update subscription preferences" link at the very foot of this email which will offer you a very short simple form to complete - your existing details will already be there (with asterisks blanking most of your email address for security) - just tick both the vacant boxes and click 'Update Profile'. You can enter a completely different email address if you wish. (You could even 'Unsubscribe'!)
I intend to send several further reminders about this in the coming days because I really want to lose as few contacts as possible from the list.

Harberton Folk Circular - Tuesday 15 May 2018
Sorry it's been so long since the last circular. GDPR stuff has been taking up a lot of my spare time, but I think I'm almost there now.
GDPR Update - My Next Email will Require Action on Your Part
My next email (hopefully tomorrow) will be particularly important as it will hopefully ensure that the Harberton Folk email circulation is operating in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force with effect from 25 May 2018.
You must take action as indicated in that next email (or any subsequent reminders) if you wish to continue receiving the e-circulars, i.e. re-confirm your consent to receive Harberton Folk e-circulars.
If you do not, we will unfortunately be obliged to remove your name and email address from the circulation.
Sorry to sound rather 'technical' or officious, but this IS REALLY IMPORTANT and we don't want to lose you!
Please also note that a few changes are also being made at the same time in the hope of reducing the likelihood of these circulars being regarded as spam/junk by some email systems/providers. For example, the sending address will in future appear as hfolk@johnculf.co.uk (in case you need to 'whitelist' this address or otherwise approve it for receiving Harberton Folk e-circulars.
John

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Update on the New Data Protection Law (GDPR)
My thanks to the significant number of people who have sent comments and offered advice on this subject, following my piece last week. I'm beginning to get a good idea of what I need to do to keep the Harberton Folk email circulation 'legal' and will share this with you soon. It will require simple action on your part to enable you to continue receiving the e-circulars.

New Data Protection Law
Some of you may have heard recent mention of a new (EU) data protection law coming into effect on May 25th; some may have even heard its name: General Data Protection Regulation 'GDPR'. I am still struggling to understand the possible  implications of this for my Harberton Folk email circulars and the MailChimp data base containing your details which underpins the circulars, and what I may have to do - and ask you to do - to ensure compliance with the new law and thereby allow you to continue receiving these circulars. Watch this space! JC

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
Ermington (nr. Ivybridge): Crooked Spire Inn, The Square PL21 9LP (Pub: 01548 831288). Second Friday of the month, 8.30pm. Open mic. Music and song. No more.

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
CHANGE OF DAY
Exeter: The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd. EX4 4EP (01392 209050). Every Thursday, 9pm. Open mic. Used to be on Mondays.

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Featured venue: Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
A wide variety of music - see www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events (www.brookinnplympton.co.uk)
Tel. 01752 297604 - including.
NEW Monday 23 April 2018 - An Evening with Jim Causley
What better way to mark St George's Day than an evening of traditional folk tales and music from one of Devon's best loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene; Jim Causley. During the past decade Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and in 2017 he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the awards. We are delighted to offer an evening with Jim on St George's Day. Tickets £25 per person and include a two course meal. www.facebook.com/events/517564475294414.
NEW Friday 4 May 2018 - Peter Donegan - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
The son of skiffle legend, Lonnie Donegan, now performing his father's songs and keeping alive the memory of one of the first stars of the hit parade. Tickets £3, available adv at the bar (free to restaurant diners that evening). www.facebook.com/events/1926312494365575. Any money raised from ticket sales will go towards Peter's fundraising campaign to help fund treatment for his three year old "Little Man", Eric, who has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. www.gofundme.com/littlemanfund.
NEW Monday 23 July 2018 - Julie Felix
Julie's back for her fourth performance at The Brook Inn. This folk legend of the 60s and 70s will be entertaining a small, select audience and the evening includes a three course meal. The cost is just £35 per person and numbers are limited so that everyone can enjoy a very special evening in the company of Julie Felix. www.facebook.com/events/1998278277124715.

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Flaxey Green Website - www.flaxey-green.co.uk
This excellent Devon website contains a wealth of folk-related information in addition to an events diary, such as comprehensive listings for folk dance clubs, pub sessions, bands, solo artists, callers, musicians wanted/available, morris sides, a For Sale section (currently including a couple of melodeons, a Peavey KB3 amplifier and other sound equipment.

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Reminder for Gmail users:
As well as probably putting these circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), Gmail also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.

Pig's Nose Music
I've only just become aware that music of various genres has been taking place again in East Prawle, the interesting venue being the hall attached to the pub. Sorry I missed reporting The Wurzels there last Saturday, but there are still tickets available for:
NEW Saturday 10 February 2018 9pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Mad Dog blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Early bookers can also book return shuttle bus from Kingsbridge via East/West Charleton or Frogmore. Full details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.

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'Roots and Shoots' on Exeter's community radio station Phonic FM www.phonic.fm
Listen on 106.8 FM and online on 1st, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Mondays of the month 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Featuring the best in folk/roots music with a strong emphasis on local music - both live in the studio and recorded. News too of folk/roots events in Exeter and south and east Devon. We welcome contributions from musicians, singers and anyone involved with folk/roots/world music in and around Exeter. Most importantly, listen in, then get in touch to tell us your reactions and suggestions. Contact Roots and Shoots: Telephone 01837 871498 (Martin Henning), email m.henning@hotmail.co.uk.
A message from Adrian Bull
"I co-host the 'Roots and Shoots' radio show. I specialise in playing all things folk(ish) and am particularly keen to promote local artists and events/clubs. If you are a musician and would like me to play some of your music on the show, or even come on as a guest, then I would love to hear from you. I am also keen to have promoters, folk club organisers on the programme."

'Technical' Notes
1) I send copies of my circulars to several different email addresses of my own (Plusnet, Hotmail, Gmail) to help check that as many as possible are reaching their intended recipients. Last week the copy to my Plusnet address unusually finished up in my spam folder. Very occasionally a copy may disappear without trace. I have no idea why - the joys of email! Anyway, if you think you may be missing a copy at any time, you can always find the full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk, along with the most recent circular(s).
2) A chance communication with a recipient of these circulars has revealed that Gmail, as well as probably putting the circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.
The person in question had failed to see the 'Christmas events' section in Part because of the above clipping.

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The following interesting item appeared in Steve Cunio's Somerset & Dorset Folk Events Diary email today - Have any Harberton Folk recipients experienced this issue yet?
"Do you use Gmail?
I've had a couple of emails from people asking why SaDFolk had started to send them Google Calendar invitations to events they had no interest in. I haven't changed anything here, but following a bit of searching round the Net, I found that Google had made this 'improvement' to their service.
If you have a Gmail account and a Google Calendar account and any email you receive contains something which Google interprets as an event you might want to go to, it automatically adds the invitation to your calendar and sends you an email about it.
To turn this off, you need log into your Google Calendar then click on the gear wheel icon in the top right, select ‘settings’ then look for ‘Events in Gmail’. Under that there should be a ‘Add automatically’ setting. Deselect that and the problem should go away."
Please let me know (by reply to this email) if you as a Harberton Folk recipient have experienced this issue. Thanks. JC

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Folk Music Maps - for Devon and Beyond
Do you want a quick visual guide to folk song and dance clubs elsewhere in Devon? Try the map on www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Folk_song_and_dance_clubs_map.html. Or further afield? Another (global) folk music map is available at www.folkmusicmap.wordpress.com (could do with a little udpating in places).

Folklore & Mythology Resource Guide
I've added the following link www.supersummary.com/folklore-mythology-guide (Folklore and Mythology Resource Guide) to the Links page page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

Also in Topsham, but not the Folk Club
Regular instrumental session (mainly English) at The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map) on the first Tuesday every month (not August) 8pm- 10.30pm.

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Devon Sessions Map on Flaxey Green
A useful map showing many of the regular pub sessions happening in Devon can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Sessions_map.html. This is not necessarily exhaustive and, as I know from my own earlier experience, notoriously difficult to keep up to date so do please take a look and let FG's Trevor know of any changes, additions etc.

Folk Club Map
"This could be a really useful resource but it will rely on a community effort to keep it up to date. Have a look at: www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zV_JF5o4YYCs.k5CBvD6DMEsI and, if your club or session isn't there, why not add it?"
[An interesting item gleaned from Steve Cunio's latest 'Sadfolk' (Somerset & Dorset Folk) email circular - see www.sadfolk.co.uk to sign up. I'll be adding the Folk Club Map link to the Links page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.]

Interesting history of folk sessions in Totnes (from the 1980s to date)
I'm not sure how long it's been there - I've only just happened on it - but a history of folk sessions in various Totnes pubs, compiled by Mick Bramich (with input from others), can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Session_History.html.

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A few notes about these listings - what gets listed, what doesn't... etc.
The listings primarily include 'folk' events, mostly of a concert nature, also folk club guest nights, folk workshops, ceilidhs / barn dances etc.
'Folk' of course means many things to many people so that's partly why I also include limited coverage of some Americana, blues and other acoustic music events, but also partly because there are dedicated people/venues in the area putting on top-class performers in these fields - and they take the trouble to send me information. (The 'other musics' will generally have shorter entries and fewer repeats.)
My preferred length for entries is 50-75 words, 100 words max. This length restriction, combined with a 'selection of events only', means that the overall length of each e-circular does not become excessive (and unduly sleep-inducing!). The full open-ended Diary is always available on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
If you're submitting stuff to me for inclusion, why not give a web link to online music samples? Most performers have them these days. And there's then a chance the reader will take a listen, perhaps like what they hear, and maybe even come to a gig they wouldn't have otherwise considered!
I don't include information about regular informal pub folk sessions or folk (social) dance club material - these areas are well covered by www.flaxey-green.co.uk and www.devonfolk.co.uk. - but I will list details of new sessions, for example.
The general distance qualifier has always been 'within 30 miles as the crow flies from Totnes' (covers a surprisingly wide range), although this does get stretched a little sometimes for items of potential wider South-West interest.
The e-circulars are sent to approx. 1400 folk-specific contacts (no telling of course how many fail to arrive for whatever reason, although I do my best to maintain the email list - several repeated rejections from the same address will result in that address being deleted)  The great majority of those contacts are within the above coverage area.
And please don't be offended if I occasionally forget - or even refuse - to include an item.
Keep enjoying the live music! - John Culf

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An 'interesting' email problem
Those of you who read my recent notes about the various problems I experience when sending these e-circulars may be interested/amused to see a (new) rejection message received from a recipient at a local educational establishment. I have highlighted the offending word in bold/red and added spaces so it's not rejected again. This word appeared in the item about Hayseed Dixie:
Microsoft Antigen for Exchange found a message matching a filter. The message is currently Identified.
Message: "hf21_30 080226"
Filter name: "KEYWORD= racial discrimination: h i l l b i l l y"
Sent from: "John Culf"

A Virus Warning - but please do read this, unlike the usual hoaxes that circulate which are simply designed to clog up the email airwaves:
"There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected."

'Virus' warnings - Chain emails (e.g. petrol prices) - Please avoid them
With 1400+ email contacts, if there's junk going around I usually see quite a few examples of it. If you receive a chain email, such as those that warn of a terrible virus circulating which will destroy your hard disk, do please take a moment to check before forwarding it to your entire address book. Pick out a couple of salient words and put them into Google, e.g. "olympic torch email", and you'll soon see that they are invariably hoaxes, simply designed to further clog up email servers across the globe. And whilst possibly originally well intentioned, the petrol price emails doing the rounds have essentially been around since 1999 - see http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_gas_boycott_2006.htm and read the analysis/comments.

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Other interesting local music links
Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary www.plyclassical.co.uk - Comprehensive month-by-month listings of all types of classical music in and around Plymouth, plus some jazz and folk, including Harberton Folk's events.
Plymouth Music Accord www.plymouthmusicaccord.co.uk - Registered Charity promoting the appreciation and performance of music in the Plymouth area. Members include local orchestras, bands, choirs, opera groups, etc. and many promoters and venues, and Plymouth Folk Festival (who have a brand new, smart website).
'Off topic' but we'll mention a couple of other local live music sources for different genres:
Totnes Early Music Society www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk - fairly self-explanatory

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Folk News for Cornwall
I'm sometimes asked if there is any equivalent of the Harberton Folk e-circulars (which essentially cover southern Devon) for Cornwall. I'm not aware of anything myself, but would be happy to pass on any new information supplied to me.
The quarterly Folk News Kernow covering the county can be viewed/downloaded at
www.dreamersfolk.co.uk/folknews%20kernow.html.
Bodmin Folk Club's website has numerous links, at
www.bodminfolk.co.uk.
More Folks News for (North) Devon
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk - Shammick Acoustic, North Devon folk information
www.flaxey-green.co.uk - Covers much of Devon: folk events, song/dance clubs, sessions, ceilidhs and much more

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SADFOLK) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.